Band gets into swing for new season

Alford Silver Band
Alford Silver Band

Alford Silver Band will kick off its spring programme in style with a free concert in the town’s newly refurbished Corn Exchange on Saturday (March 14).

And those who haven’t seen the band perform before will also be made welcome with this opportunity to see the band for free.

“The annual free concert has become a tradition with the band,” explained band chairman Martin Briggs. “We enjoy tremendous support within the town and beyond and the band grows in popularity each year as more people see us perform. Many of our audience then follow us throughout the year. So we like to kick off spring by giving them a free performance. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support.”

“Many people think of brass bands as just playing military style marches. They are often amazed by the wide variety of music we do actually play, from the classics to modern pop and everything in between.”

There will be a raffle to aid band funds, and the audience will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation at the end of the evening.

During the concert, the young training scheme members will demonstrate their own prowess with a cameo performance of three pieces under the baton of their musical director, the band’s principal cornet player, Andrew Taylor.

The band’s engagements can be seen on its website, www.alfordsilverband.co.uk. Anyone wishing to book the band for an engagement should contact the band secretary, Jane Taylor on 01507 466330 or via secretary@alfordsilverband.co.uk